Deep Dive with MHP and Dorian Warren

Our host Melissa Harris-Perry is joined by progressive scholar, organizer, and media personality Dorian Warren for a weekly deep dive into news, politics, and culture. Together, they speak with thought leaders, change makers, and experts to make sense of the world around us. Together, they ask "what is political cruelty?" and what is its relation to American democracy? They delve into the practice of passing. They wonder how water shapes our lives. And that is just the beginning. Join Melissa and Dorian for The Takeaway's #DeepDive. 



  • Deep Dive: Generation Z

    May 20, 2022
    From the classroom to the workplace, politics to social media, can this cohort of young adults clean up the mess we’ve made? 
  • Deep Dive: Fair Housing

    Apr 29, 2022
    We’re taking a Deep Dive into the history and present state of fair housing in America, 54 years after the passage of the National Fair Housing Act.
  • Deep Dive: Health Insurance

    Jan 28, 2022
    For this installment of the Takeaway Deep Dive, Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren are tackling the important topic of the American Health Insurance System. 
  • Deep Dive: Childbirth

    Dec 10, 2021
    Melissa Harris-Perry and progressive scholar and media personality Dorian Warren tackled the important topic of childbirth in our Deep Dive series.
  • Deep Dive: Water

    Nov 18, 2021
    In this week's Deep Dive with Dorian Warren, Melissa and Dorian take an in-depth look at water insecurity, access and cleanliness.
  • Deep Dive: Sex Work

    Nov 11, 2021
    In this week's Deep Dive, Melissa and Dorian take an in-depth look at sex work and how it's been criminalized in the United States. 
  • Deep Dive: Passing

    Nov 4, 2021
    For this week’s Deep Dive, Melissa and co-host Dorian Warren use the new film "Passing" as a jumping off point to explore the thorny questions raised by the concept of passing.